HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Thinking about the future on a hot day

Written July 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you go by the motto of the Oregon Global Warming Commission, “Keep Oregon Cool,” you might say the commission has already failed, at least this week.


Renewable gas? Company sounds hopeful

Written February 27th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Northwest Natural, the gas company, is telling customers in Albany and elsewhere that it will be able to supply us with life-saving energy even as the state government is determined to essentially end the use of fossil fuels by 2050. Good luck with that.


When it’s hot, worry about HB 2021

Written June 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it’s 104 degrees in the shade outside, and the air conditioning is going full blast inside along with an electric fan, you kind of wonder how all this is going to work out on a similar day 19 years from now. Will there be enough electric power to keep people in the mid-valley from […]


There’s hope in climate change, maybe

Written February 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”z_KWtOWbLq8″] Under another winter storm warning and with snow coming down on Tuesday night, I’m thinking back to a hopeful report about climate change that OPB broadcast on Feb. 13.


Before I forget: Checking on the sea

Written August 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”CS0WDFsYuXc”] When things get slow, go to the beach and check on the level of the ocean. That’s my motto. One of them, anyway.


Sea level update: Still not alarmed

Written February 19th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s been a while since I last checked, so here’s an update on the status of the level of the sea, which we’ve been told for years is rising because of man-caused climate change.


Climate change: We’ve had it

Written December 14th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As we’re trying to clear our respective windshields of snow and ice on Thursday for the drive into town, we may be thinking that global warming can’t get here fast enough. Or if we can’t have global warming, at least a little local heat would be helpful right about now.


 
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